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Becker College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Becker College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Becker College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Becker College was awarded 50 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is animal training.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Becker College as #1,226 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. Becker College has maintained this ranking for at least two years in a row.

Becker College also holds the #58 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

See all of the rankings for Becker College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Becker College?

Acceptance Rate

Becker College has an acceptance rate of 83%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 76% of students accepted to Becker College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 600. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Becker College  ( 480 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Becker College  ( 480 to 580 )
200
800
Becker College received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Becker College  ( 20 to 31 )
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36

Learn more about Becker College admissions.

Becker College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Becker College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Becker College is 24%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  24 out of 100
0
100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Becker College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Becker College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Becker College this rate is 36%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  36 out of 100
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100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Becker College.

Becker College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,638 undergraduates at Becker College with 1,281 being full-time and 357 being part-time.

How Much Does Becker College Cost?

The overall average net price of Becker College is $32,920. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Becker College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$29,189 $29,680 $33,161 $35,047 $36,690

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Becker College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Becker College, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $11,707 a year. That adds up to $46,828 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Becker College is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Becker College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Becker College make about $43,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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See which majors at Becker College make the most money.

Location of Becker College

Becker College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Worcester, Massachusetts. The location of Becker College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Becker College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 61 Sever St, Worcester, MA 01609-2165
Phone: 877-523-2537
Website: www.becker.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Becker-College/14053065713?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/beckernews

Becker College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 27 majors graduated from Becker College. Of these students, 347 received undergraduate degrees and 8 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Graphic Communications 74 NA
Business Administration & Management 37 $61,516
Computer Programming 34 NA
Nursing 34 $61,814
General Psychology 20 $33,281
Health & Physical Education 14 $30,409
Computer Software & Applications 13 NA
Health/Medical Prep Programs 11 NA
Legal Support Services 10 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 7 $35,594

Learn more about the majors offered at Becker College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Becker College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 1,675 students took at least one online class at Becker College. This is an increase from the 791 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,675 1,675
2018-2019 791 104
2017-2018 1,346 97
2016-2017 532 59
2015-2016 501 53

Learn more about online learning at Becker College.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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